Transporting Cake On Long Trip-Grandparents 50Th Ani. Help

Decorating By sberryp Updated 25 Sep 2011 , 5:04pm by sberryp

sberryp Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 5:54pm
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I really want to make my grandparents 50th aniversary cake, but I live in MD and they are in TN. I thought about baking the cake and freezing them and having everything ready just to put the cake together in TN. Here's where I need your help.

If I freeze them how can I properly wrap them, so the cakes can stay fresh?

Will it be okay to just transport the cakes wrapped, so that they can unthaw in the car?

Will buttercream be okay for a 12 car ride?

How far in advance can I make fondant or gumpaste roses?

Feel free to share ideas for 50th aniversary cakes.


Thanks so much for your help. I haven't been on here as much because I had a new baby over the summer.

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sberryp Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 5:56pm
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Meant to say 12 hour car ride

JamAndButtercream Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 6:35pm
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Hi,
First congrats on your new baby! icon_biggrin.gif

When I freeze cakes I wrap them in clingfilm, and they haven't been dry or anything when I have thrawed them.

I don't see much of a problem transporting the cakes wrapped so they can thaw.

Do you mean buttercream in a container and not on the cakes? I think it would be best if you put the buttercream in a container in a cooler box/bag.

You can make the roses a week in advance!

The 50th anniversary is the gold anniversary isn't it, so I'd say definately get some gold on the cake. The roses could be sprayed gold or have white roses with a gold edging on them!

There are some pics I found,
http:[email protected]/4509695004/
http://weddingcakedesigns.info/50th-anniversary-cakes/50th-wedding-anniversary-cakes-ideas/
http://www.piece-a-cake.com/50th-anniversary-cakes.html
http://www.tripleccakery.ca/apps/photos/photo?photoid=23766206
http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=golden+anniversary+wedding+cake&um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbnid=_s_uPihm72nW_M:&imgrefurl=http://www.sodahead.com/fun/our-sweet-friend-memebev-and-her-wonderful-husband-are-celebrating-their-golden-anniversary-today-p/question-1977663/%3Fpage%3D5&docid=Z0x590s30dqFVM&w=589&h=800&ei=jpZzTsnCH8uf-wbuo-XUDA&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=624&vpy=220&dur=1797&hovh=262&hovw=193&tx=112&ty=187&page=4&tbnh=136&tbnw=101&start=56&ndsp=24&ved=1t:429,r:19,s:56&biw=1280&bih=603

Hope this helps! good luck! icon_smile.gif

aprilismaius Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 6:36pm
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I drove a 50th anniversary cake (gold cake with lace on it in my gallery) from Cleveland, OH to Lake Placid, NY in July with no problems. It was 12 hour drive. I made and assembled the whole thing before leaving. I used SPS for support and a CakeSafe and had zero problems. Even if you can't splash out on a CakeSafe, definitely spend the $15-$20 for SPS. You won't be sorry that you did.

sberryp Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 7:31pm
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Originally Posted by aprilismaius

I drove a 50th anniversary cake (gold cake with lace on it in my gallery) from Cleveland, OH to Lake Placid, NY in July with no problems. It was 12 hour drive. I made and assembled the whole thing before leaving. I used SPS for support and a CakeSafe and had zero problems. Even if you can't splash out on a CakeSafe, definitely spend the $15-$20 for SPS. You won't be sorry that you did.


Will the cake make it with SPS alone? Where can I buy it? Do they have it on Global sugar art?

sberryp Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 7:34pm
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Jamandbuttercream Thanks on the congrats and Thanks for your help. Yes, I did mean keeping the buttercram in a container and then icing them there, but it I was to go ahead and cover the cakes in fondant and just don't stack them, will that work. I am just scared that something will happen to the cake and I will be very upset.

Thanks so much once again for your help!

JamAndButtercream Posted 16 Sep 2011 , 8:11pm
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Hi,
So your were thinking of icing the cakes and coverign them in fondant before you travel? is that what you mean?
There would be no problem if you did it that way either, the only problem that some people have is if the weather is hot, the fondant could slide if the buttercream underneath starts to melt, if you feel better about driving the cake plain and then icing, fondanting and decorating there, then that is totally up to you.

Good luck! icon_smile.gif

sberryp Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 7:35am
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Originally Posted by JamAndButtercream

Hi,
So your were thinking of icing the cakes and coverign them in fondant before you travel? is that what you mean?
There would be no problem if you did it that way either, the only problem that some people have is if the weather is hot, the fondant could slide if the buttercream underneath starts to melt, if you feel better about driving the cake plain and then icing, fondanting and decorating there, then that is totally up to you.

Good luck! )


Thanks for your help. I really prefer to do all of the work at home in my kitchen. That's why I am looking at my options.

leah_s Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 8:08am
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SPS was *created* for bakeries who don't offer delivery, meaning that it is designed for civilians to be able to transport their own tiered cakes. It's quite sturdy. Oasis Supply is a great place to get it. And if you put cake central is the search box at the website, you'll find a coupon.

sberryp Posted 25 Sep 2011 , 5:04pm
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Originally Posted by leah_s

SPS was *created* for bakeries who don't offer delivery, meaning that it is designed for civilians to be able to transport their own tiered cakes. It's quite sturdy. Oasis Supply is a great place to get it. And if you put cake central is the search box at the website, you'll find a coupon.


Thanks for all of you advice!

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